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Et Tu, Chocolat
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Et tu, chocolate? I've spent most of my life in daily, slavish devotion to you- only eating the most intensely rich versions of you I could find. True, my attention lessened this last year as I was getting my GI tract under control, but did you have to betray me by becoming a new food intolerance? It's bad enough that dairy, tomatoes, and most grains betrayed me and left me pizza-less. (What I wouldn't do for pizza without pain!!) And fructose can only come around a little bit. But YOU? The love of my life? You were the ONLY food treat I had left! Now I'm stuck with 3-ingredient, peanut butter cookies as my only dessert.

Damn you, gluten, for turning everyone away from me!

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I hear ya'. I can't tolerate all the amines in chocolate. It gives me a migraine. Tomatoes, dairy, grains, all out. I run screaming from Italian restaurants.

We'll cry over our coconut macaroons and peanut butter cookies together.

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:(

Maybe chocolate will come back to you. It's only been one year. And then, what sweet reunion it will be!

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Are you sure it's chocolate..and not soy lethicin?

Just asking..hoping you can still have taste by using baking cocoa..or a sqirt of Hershy's syrup?

I really miss good dark chocolate. :(

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Thanks for the sympathy, y'all! I'll definitely try it again in several months. :) Still have hopes that dairy will come back one day!

Are you sure it's chocolate..and not soy lethicin?

Just asking..hoping you can still have taste by using baking cocoa..or a sqirt of Hershy's syrup?

I really miss good dark chocolate. :(

I eat/ate Fearless or Enjoy Life brand chocolate bars, both of which have very simple ingredients. So no soy lethicin. (Wish it were that!!! And thanks for the suggestion.) I saw this coming the last time I had chocolate, so not surprised. Just very, very bummed.

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I NEVER lose hope that the secondary intolerances will resolve in time (just stubborn I guess :rolleyes: )

but I wept a bit for you, honey!

and ....chocolate is not my pal right now either....waaaaa. :(

Never say never!

Can you have other "goodies" at least to satisfy that sweet tooth?

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Chocolate really messes with my GERD. So I can't have it either. Maybe you could have carob? Some people think it tastes like chocolate. Not me, but some people do.

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I found one chocolate that I could tolerate, but it isn't available anymore. That was the hardest thing for me to give up. :(

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Chocolate really messes with my GERD. So I can't have it either. Maybe you could have carob? Some people think it tastes like chocolate. Not me, but some people do.

That's a good idea. I used to really like carob bars as a kid. It's not a migraine trigger like chocolate.

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Chocolate is one of the very few things I could take or leave. If I were given a choice of chocolate or vanilla it would definitely be the vanilla. For that I am thankful! I do feel for those who love it and suffer from problems with it. :(

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